Obviously, we were curious to learn how exactly the reboot would both pay homage to the OG series and differ from it. "I wanted to make it feel very contemporary, current, and speak to the Gen Z generation," Eric told POPSUGAR.
"These students are a part of the generation that has ushered us into this brave new fashion world that we're in, but I also wanted to pay homage to the OG Gossip Girl because the fans want some opulence as well. The school uniforms are the biggest connecting connective tissue between the two worlds. I wanted to leave behind the heavily embellished, Crayola-coloured tights and bring [the uniforms] into this modern world with athleisure pieces. I wanted to give the nod to what's going on trend-wise as far as replacing schoolgirls' skirts with biker shorts."